Girard Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania

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Girard Township
Girard Township sign
Girard Township sign
Etymology: Stephen Girard
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Erie County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Erie
 • Total 31.8 sq mi (82 km2)
 • Land 31.5 sq mi (82 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,102
 • Density 160/sq mi (62/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 814

Girard Township is a township in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,102 at the 2010 Census.


The Gudgeonville Covered Bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 31.8 square miles (82 km2), of which, 31.5 square miles (82 km2) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) of it is water.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 5,133 people, 1,955 households, and 1,429 families residing in the township. The population density was 161.6 people per square mile (62.4/km²). There were 2,073 housing units at an average density of 65.2/sq mi (25.2/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.93% White, 0.19% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 1,955 households, out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.4% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.1% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 11.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $39,125, and the median income for a family was $43,244. Males had a median income of $33,043 versus $24,275 for females. The per capita income for the township was $17,222. About 5.5% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 41°58′00″N 80°20′59″W / 41.96667°N 80.34972°W / 41.96667; -80.34972